Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise

#4 of 126 in Parks in Upper Peninsula
Explore Michigan's second-largest state park. The 20,234 hectare (50,000 acre) Tahquamenon Falls State Park features one of the largest waterfalls in the area with a drop of nearly 15 m (50 ft). A second waterfall area highlights five smaller falls around an island. Discover over 35 km (22 mi) of hiking trails or rent a rowboat or canoe in the lower falls. Winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The park features detailed signs throughout that explain natural sites. To visit Tahquamenon Falls State Park and get the most from your holiday in Paradise, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paradise tour itinerary builder app .
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  • This is a remote part of Michigan, but a few stores and restaurants are open Year-round. The camping is limited because bathrooms were closed. We had electric hookup and vault toilets. In late March, ...  more »
  • This is a must visit. 2nd largest water fall in U.S.... there is a little walking on pavement so come prepared.  more »
  • The views are amazing at both places. Upper falls is the more famous of the two. It has one beautiful wide drop that can be viewed from several different points along the river. Some of the viewpoints have a lot of walking involved (and stairs). It is a gorgeous waterfall though. The lower falls has two main waterfalls (Where the river splits an island.) During certain times of the year, one could go on that island by boat and explore both falls, but alas the river was full (too high) when we visited. One point of note about this waterfall is that it is COMPLETELY wheelchair accessible all the way up to the falls. Both places have bathrooms and gift shops. You do have to pay to enter unless you have a park pass. If you pay at one of the falls you can go to the other one no problem. Overall, this site is a must-see for those traveling through the UP.
  • I've been going here since I was a little kid. I love coming back for the natural beauty and the proximity to other areas attractions. The views are amazing! The brewery has good beer and good food. It's easy to find, and the camping is great

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